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Douglas Laing Debuts Strathearn Single Malt


Douglas Laing's got a new kid on the block! Meet Strathearn.

Back in October 2019, famed independent bottler Douglas Laing had made a move to purchase the Perthshire microdistillery that was Strathearn.

Now, Douglas Laing is ready for Strathearn to make its debut!

The new Strathearn Single Malt has been bottled from 32 casks that were a combination of ex-Bourbon, virgin and ex-Sherry casks. These casks were a mixture of those acquired as part of the purchase by Douglas Laing, as well as casks that were filled under Douglas Laing's ownership.



The microdistillery is lauded as being operated without automation under the watch of lead distiller Angela Brown, and also featuring an incredibly long fermentation time of 144 hours (or 6 days) in order to create Strathearn's signature fruity character. Spirit cuts were human made solely through taste and smell, with only one barrel filled per day. Adding to its craft, only Maris Otter malt is used, which is said to give the whisky a creamy and malty flavour.


Tasting Notes


Anticipate a rich malted barley depth with gentle oak on the nose.


The mouth-coating, syrupy palate brings honey and buttercream with baking spice and dried apricots.


The warming finish is long with home baking and buttery oak biscuits.


The inaugural expression is bottled at 50% ABV.

Strathearn Single Malt is available for US$106 across major online retailers and bottle shop in UK and Europe. It will be further rolled out to Asia, US and Canada from mid-May 2024.




88 Bamboo Editorial Team